Municipal Government

The Knights of Columbus annual nativity scene atop Terrace City Hall on Dec. 14, 2021. (Ben Bogstie/Terrace Standard)

Northern B.C. officials ban nativity scene from Terrace city hall roof

The move reflects a 2015 Supreme Court of Canada decision

 

David and Amanda Horvath look over the looming cliff of a landslide behind their home at 5412 McConnell Crescent in Terrace, B.C. (Michael Bramadat-Willcock/Terrace Standard)

Couple’s ‘dream home’ at risk of sliding into northwest B.C. river

Families look on helplessly as property erodes into river behind them

 

Rusty Ensign has declared his intention to run for West Kelowna council. (Photo contributed/Rusty Ensign)

Familiar face running for West Kelowna council

‘Council needs a voice that understands all perspectives’

 

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming announces he will seek a second term in office outside city hall Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox -Morning Star)

Vernon mayor seeks second term

Victor Cumming wrestles with decision to serve another four years

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming announces he will seek a second term in office outside city hall Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox -Morning Star)
Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming announces he will seek a second term in office outside city hall Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox -Morning Star)

Vernon mayor seeks second term

Victor Cumming wrestles with decision to serve another four years

Vernon Mayor Victor Cumming announces he will seek a second term in office outside city hall Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Roger Knox -Morning Star)
Luke Stack has announced he is seeking a fifth term on Kelowna city council. (Photo contributed)

Stack stands up again for Kelowna council

Luke Stack has previously been elected to city council four times

Luke Stack has announced he is seeking a fifth term on Kelowna city council. (Photo contributed)
Kevin Bennett has declared his candidacy for Peachland council. (Photo/Kevin Bennett vote4peachland.ca)

Peachland business owner looking to zip into new adventure on council

Kevin Bennett says he wants to hear from residents about his ideas to improve Peachland

Kevin Bennett has declared his candidacy for Peachland council. (Photo/Kevin Bennett vote4peachland.ca)
West Kelowna councillor Jayson Zilkie was first elected in 2018. (Photo/Jayson Zilkie/Twitter)

Family first, says West Kelowna councillor not seeking re-election

‘I have decided not to seek re-election to spend more time with family’

West Kelowna councillor Jayson Zilkie was first elected in 2018. (Photo/Jayson Zilkie/Twitter)
Municipal elections are being held Oct. 15, 2022 (Photo/City of Kelowna)

Information sessions for Kelowna mayor and council candidates

Sessions will be held at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17

Municipal elections are being held Oct. 15, 2022 (Photo/City of Kelowna)
West Kelowna city councillor Doug Findlater has served the westside community for nearly 20 years. (File photo)

Long-serving West Kelowna politician calling it a career

‘My wife and I have given this a lot of serious thought’

West Kelowna city councillor Doug Findlater has served the westside community for nearly 20 years. (File photo)
Former City of Kelowna engineer Peter Truch has declared his intention to run for council. (Photo/contributed)

Former City of Kelowna engineer claims municipality ‘hiding the truth’, intends to run for council

He plans on involving the B.C. Ombudsperson as part of his campaign

Former City of Kelowna engineer Peter Truch has declared his intention to run for council. (Photo/contributed)
Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)

B.C. city repeals 130-year-old bylaw banning drunken singing

City of Nanaimo retains bylaw banning nuclear weapons, but takes several other bylaws off the books

Nanaimo city council, at a meeting this week, voted to repeal a bylaw relating to public morals which prevented people from making use of any “profane, obscene, blasphemous or grossly insulting language.” (City of Nanaimo image)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
Tiny Town was the creation of the late Jim Allen and modelled after his hometown of Youghal, County Cork, Ireland. (File photo)
B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)

B.C. rolls out emergency preparedness funds for First Nations and municipalities

Funding will go toward capacity building for emergency support in those communities

B.C. Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness Jennifer Rice. (Norman Galimski/Black Press)
Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association Convention in Salmon Arm April 27 to 29, told delegates that ‘to heal ourselves we must confront the trauma we have and that we cause.’ (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

‘Spot on brain’ story helps urge Southern Interior leaders to promote healing

Author, broadcaster Jesse Wente receives standing ovation for talk at Salmon Arm convention

Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association Convention in Salmon Arm April 27 to 29, told delegates that ‘to heal ourselves we must confront the trauma we have and that we cause.’ (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)
Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) AGM and Conference in Salmon Arm April 26-29, poses for a photograph in Toronto in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

Wildfires, climate change, lessons, successes featured at Salmon Arm conference

200 delegates and guests expected in the Shuswap for Southern Interior local government gathering

Jesse Wente, keynote speaker at the Southern Interior Local Government Association (SILGA) AGM and Conference in Salmon Arm April 26-29, poses for a photograph in Toronto in 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)
The city of Penticton didn’t renew the lease of the Peach to Diana Stirling and instead gave it to a company out of Alberta. (The Peach photo)

Feeling the squeeze: Penticton tries to explain choosing lemonade stand over The Peach

City also awarded Sudbury Beach concession to Nauti Dog Café operated by the Gallaghers

The city of Penticton didn’t renew the lease of the Peach to Diana Stirling and instead gave it to a company out of Alberta. (The Peach photo)
The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)

Staff-strapped B.C. town scores childcare workers with free tuition, housing

District of Tofino takes unique approach to address childcare resource crunch

The District of Tofino is celebrating the successful hiring of three new staffers for its Community Children’s Centre. (file photo)
North Westside residents can get a start on prepping their properties in case of an emergency this spring. The Regional District of Central Okanagan has located two self-serve sand and sandbag stations at the Killiney Beach and Westside Road fire stations. (Black Press file photo)

North Westside preparing for spring flooding

Sand and sandbags located at North Westside fire halls for those who want to get a head start on their properties

North Westside residents can get a start on prepping their properties in case of an emergency this spring. The Regional District of Central Okanagan has located two self-serve sand and sandbag stations at the Killiney Beach and Westside Road fire stations. (Black Press file photo)
An independent task force will examine compensation for Summerland’s municipal council. (Summerland Review file photo)

Task force to review pay for Summerland council members

Remuneration and benefits will be considered, with changes taking effect Jan. 1, 2023

An independent task force will examine compensation for Summerland’s municipal council. (Summerland Review file photo)
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